Bent Bars Holds Vigil for Trans Prisoners

Posted on: Thursday 26th of January 2017

A big thank you to everyone who supported the Vigil for Trans Prisoners that took place on Sunday 22 January 2017 outside Pentonville Prison, London. Around 100 people gathered together to listen to readings from queer and trans prisoners, speeches from community organisers and lighting of candles for all those inside prison.

To see photos and read Kuchenga's incredible speech (co-written by Imani Robinson), please check out the report in Huck Magazine.

Vice also ran an article with many beautiful photos.

There was also a positive report in the Independent (but readers should beware that the comments following the article are hostile).

Bent Bars was heartened by all the support shown at the vigil and the growing momentum around calls to reduce the harms of imprisonment in our communities. 

 

Photo by: Christopher Bethel.